Danby DCF550W White Chest Freezer Capacity: 5.5 cu. ft.

Compact : In-Wall Condenser  : Vinyl Coated Basket

Compact : In-Wall Condenser : Vinyl Coated Basket

Probably one of the most popular Danby Chest Freezers, is the DCF550W White Chest Freezer, with a capacity of 5.5 cu. ft. capacity, which equates to 155 liters, and which is a similar model to the slightly smaller DCF401W.

Taking up a minimal amount of floor space, this freezer is to truly a LIGHTWEIGHT and COMPACT freezer, designed to be very maneuverable.
This high demand Danby chest freezer is energy efficient, and very well insulated throughout and has a rust resistant interior, which gives years of durable service.
With an easy access, front mount thermostat, and maneuverable read casters, this manual defrost freezer continues to hold its position as a very desirable freezer.

    Interior Features

  • This freezer has One VINYL COATED BASKET, giving a great storage and organizational options as well as quick retrieval of food.
  • This model has been designed with an IN-WALL CONDENSER for “Easy Clean” maintenance
  • There is a conveniently placed EASY TO ACCESS front mount THERMOSTAT mechanical thermostat, to make temperature adjustments quick and simple.
  • This is a Manual DEFROST system which is fitted with a convenient Front Mount DRAIN, which gives you quick and easy defrost maintenance.
  • Defrosting is further simplified with the EASY CLEAN interior liner.

      Exterior Features

  • This Danby Freezer features has fresh smooth lines, including a Rounded Lid Design providing attractive, modern styling.
  • The DCF550W White Chest Freezer is also very Energy efficient as it comes with a foam insulated cabinet and lid.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 22 Inches
    Height: 32 14/16 Inches
    Width: 32 6/16 Inches
    Total Volume: 5.5 Cu. Ft. ((155 liters) capacity)
    Total Wright 85.8 lbs


  • A number of customers independently said that they Would RECOMMEND this freezer
  • This is a fairly small freezer that is ideal for people in a small environment
  • This freezer had been used by one customer in a HOSPITAL Environment and considered that it was a GOOD CHOICE.
  • Some customers considered that this was Energy EFFICIENT even thought it was not an Energy Star®, which is no doubt due to the foam INSULATED cabinet and lid.


  • There were few concerns or complaints that were identified by customers, but the one comment is that this is a manual defrosting system.
  • One customer's only negative comment was that this was just an ordinary looking freezer.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • recommended
  • spacious
  • keeps temp well
  • good size for small family
  • energy efficient

  • manual defrost
  • not Energy Star®
  • boring looks

  • Comments for Danby DCF550W White Chest Freezer Capacity: 5.5 cu. ft.

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    Nov 01, 2012
    by: Anonymous

    I had the thermostat turned on high because it wouldn't keep ice cream hard. The things at the bottom would be frozen but the things higher up would only be semi frozen. It would make loud buzzing noises that would come and go periodically.
    It put off a lot of heat in my already warm west facing room. I had to throw away about 20 lbs of food when I came home from work and saw the pilot light was out and as I looked inside the freezer I saw my frozen berries floating and mushed in their containers. Some meat thawed and some still frozen.
    It died before I had even owned it for 8 months! No wonder Danby is trying to sell extended warranties!
    My friend purchaced the same one as me and his ironically died on him too. What a waste of food and what a mess..... my carpet is soaked! Thanks Danby!

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